Byrne seals Iron play-off place

A dramatic 88th-minute equaliser from Cliff Byrne snatched Scunthorpe a place in the promotion play-offs after a 1-1 draw with Tranmere.

Last Updated: 02/05/09 at 19:27 Post Comment

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Byrne: Celebrates after final whistle

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Skipper Byrne headed home a free-kick from Grant McCann to sink the hopes of Tranmere, who seemed set for a play-off place themselves after leading by a 39th-minute goal from Craig Curran.

Curran headed home at the far post a cross from striker Ian Moore.

Only a super reaction save from goalkeeper Josh Lillis prevented Tranmere making it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time with an acrobatic shot from Steve Jennings.

Scunthorpe dominated the second half but could not find their finishing touch with leading marksman Garry Hooper missing a hat-trick of good chances.

But Scunthorpe finally struck with just two minutes remaining after Rovers had been reduced to 10 men when defender Gareth Edds had been sent off for a second bookable offence.

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Barnsley 0 0 0
2 Bradford 0 0 0
3 Bristol C 0 0 0
4 Chesterfld 0 0 0
5 Colchester 0 0 0
6 Coventry 0 0 0
7 Crawley 0 0 0
8 Crewe 0 0 0
9 Doncaster 0 0 0
10 Fleetwood 0 0 0
11 Gillingham 0 0 0
12 Leyton Or 0 0 0
13 MK Dons 0 0 0
14 Notts Co 0 0 0
15 Oldham 0 0 0
16 Peterboro 0 0 0
17 Port Vale 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0
19 Rochdale 0 0 0
20 Scunthorpe 0 0 0
21 Sheff Utd 0 0 0
22 Swindon 0 0 0
23 Walsall 0 0 0
24 Yeovil 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 09 Jul 2014

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